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    Uhh ohh Sent from my SM-G900I using Tapatalk
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    Plans are mostly what Glenn was doing with it. We have similar tastes Exterior will be stock Ghia with snowflakes (maybe gold), white pearl 2 pack, grandpa spec with visor and venetians but not overboard, however, the RACV badge is staying! Driveline will still be NA 6cyl manual, though DOHC with ITBs and 6 speed all made to look as factory as possible. Interior will be black, leather seats, again made to look factory
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    After getting your head/deck/valves/seats machined, the required pushrod length will be shorter. As there is some very complex maths involved, best way to find the new length is to assemble it all, including torquing the head down, and physically check it with this tool. Sure you can buy them, but I always say "why buy something that you can make for nothing?" Starting with a stock Clevo pushrod, I cut it about 2 inches from the end. Then i cut another inch off the longer bit so that there's an inch piece missing from the total length. The stock 5/16" pushrod has an ID of about 3/16", so it's roughly a 0.060" wall. In metric that would be 8mm, 5mm x 1.5mm respectively. The 5mm ID is perfect to tap an M6 thread into, which i did. I then cut the head off a 6 x 50mm bolt and installed 2 nuts. I then drilled out 2 M8 nuts with an 8mm drill and slipped them over each cut end of the pushrod, and tacked them in place with a very light setting on the mig (no distortion, etc). Wind each end of the bolt into the threaded pushrod tubes and tighten the locknut on one end. Make your adjustment on the other end. Pics below: Sent from my CPH1607 using Tapatalk
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    I got home on time tonight and there were 7 kids running round the yard so i made straight for the shed. I decided to try and polish one of the prostars with the tyre left on. Came up really nice. I got some white writing pens on there way to brighten the lettering. Sent from my SM-G900I using Tapatalk
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    I also decided to start refurbishing some more prostars for the ute. Gave it a good clean up. The backs were terrible. Some polish and paint. New caps fitted to After shots definately better than before. Only bout ten more to go. Sent from my SM-G900I using Tapatalk
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    Nice video on Street Machine Ants. Sent from my HTC_0P6B using Tapatalk
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    So, finally buttoned up the Cleveland today. Work and life get in the way, of my fun time. Shoved the old chrome rocker covers on, new sump, water pump spouts, VHT primer and some Competition Ford Blue. Lookin' sweeeet. Need to get the air cleaner and Power by Ford rocker covers sandblasted, and painted. Got the 4 into 1's at the blasters, and spoken with my exhaust guy about a twin system. Need to paint the FMX, and diff housing, too....... Getting there.
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    Ran the farm ute for the first time today with mixed results. First pass I stalled it to about 3250rpm and let it build boost (which it did nicely), but as soon as I let off the brake it went into some sort of torque or boost cut and wouldn't play. Second pass driven off the line with no boost at all it did 12.2, and ultimately only got a 12.0 with a 2.1 60ft with no stalling/boost building otherwise it played up. Positives? It didn't break, The brakes hold it on the line perfectly, It takes off and goes straight, Once it's on the move the gearbox is mint and changes perfectly, It is an epic road car. At normal throttle and speeds on the road it drives like a stock xg/xh ute, 1850rpm@100kph and quiet as a new car. So, try and sort it this week then hit calder friday night all going well.
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    Ok here goes, I had a cylinder head I pulled off another low km engine I had and clean up the ports of dags and below the valve seat. It seems that when they are machined from new they obviously only machine to a certain depth so whatever is there stays there. And in the ports too, the dags were terrible. Inlet. Exhaust. The head was serviced and I had 20 thou taken off the face. The plan was to run an mls head gasket and good quality head bolts providing the block wasn’t pitted. Now remember, this was all organised before i pulled the head off and found the bent rod... Luckily I have great friends, a good mate of mine said his engine machinist had a bottom end he built for his own car but before it went in the car got written off. It had never been fired but someone else bought the head from him so I bought the bottom end! As luck would have it it’s an ef block 94da complete with a 12 counterweight 94da crank. It’s been bored 20 thou over and the block face has had a light skim. New bearings and assembled ready to go. Now I just have to switch everything over. For now I’ll run a standard cam just to get it running. It will however have pacemaker extractors and a 100 cell cat on it too.
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    Can't like this enough. He truly was a awesome guy and great friend to so many people. To see the car finished would be so awesome. There's that word again lol. Be nice to see them plates rollin again though. Anyway I wish you luck with the project.
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    Here's a few engine bay shots that Peter has sent me. Still a bit to go but looking bloody good Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
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    Finally got this back out again. Sent from my HTC_0P6B using Tapatalk
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    It is a barradore, and even with my ute playing up I hosed him [emoji3]
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    So the car is now registered.. seeing it's getting hot and my girlfriend wants her Vw finished I decided I'll just drive the xf for a bit .. so seeing it was so slow I've changed things a bit Fitted Aussie speed manifold , carby spacer I machined down to fit perfect , v8 elbow and stainless intake pipe . Can't speak highly enough about those Aussie speed manifolds , totally changed how it goes .. pulls much better in the top end , hopefully do some dyno runs soon .. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Next time a kombi owner comes into the workshop ,, just be blunt . " fix you're rusty kombi ?.. ..look mate , be easier if i just make one ! "
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    And a little Tyres black.... Sent from my Moto G Play using Tapatalk
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    i have stacks of locals that walk around the lake here and they are always sticky beaking seeing engines and spraypainting and tow trucks,but i clean it up always at the end of the day lock the garage and gate and it all looks ok,most of the sticky beaks are interested in the coons i fix,i actualy live with the guy who owns the house as he is blindalmost and thinks its hilarious that people buy shit of me for these old falcs,just having more than 2 cars is a bit tight on room as i had to sell that other xg,anyway after five or so hours of scrubbing and degreasing the nice white started to come back in the engine bay.
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    Fair difference Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
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    Last night while the kids were in bed I started assembling top end. I had a mate come over and hold the engine steady while I torqued up the head bolts ( I highly recommend this if it’s on a stand ). I set up all the timing too. The bottom end after a final clean and mls head gasket with hylomar on it. Here is a good photo I took to show how to time up everything. The cam mark must be equal with or above the cylinder head up to 3mm. The more you shave off the head the higher the mark will be as the tensioner is on the left. Luckily the factory camshaft works a bit better slightly retarded. The mark on the crankshaft sprocket must point straight at the mark on the auxiliary shaft and it straight at the crankshaft mark.
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    Well the utes still going along has been my daily for last few months, Engines still sitting on the stand & is nearly finished but from my figures only has 10.1:1 comp, was aiming for 10.5-11:1, just needs rear cam plug, rear main seal, finish off some dissy bits, retorque rockers, rocker cover, fit intake change collector to 3", then take next door to the engine dyno. I have also brought a ported XD head from Sean(clevo120Y) & am considering changing everything over to another block with 15cc pistons with Seans head for which should get me in the comp range I'm after & head suits this build more then my CNC head, also thinking about pulling the CNC head off & re CCing it as was measured by Heath at 49cc which is a bit big for a C2. Too many Ideas/plans, not enough decisions. I've also polished up a cain manifold, wanted to have a crack at polishing so figured it will do the job, & I have already clear coated my aussie speed one.
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    Had a good day today, took the a model sedan to the romsey swap meet and won the best Ford award. Also on a side not the xp is drivable as of last week
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    I finally got round to fitting the speedo transducer today and this happened . Fucking wiring was so britlle all tree leads snapped off. Time for some rework. Cracked the can open. Simple 3 wire replacement. Easy as. New drive gesr and in she goes. Sent from my SM-G900I using Tapatalk
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    Lest We Forget. Sent from my GT-S7583T using Tapatalk
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    About time I pull my finger out my arse and get this thing on the road .. Booked it in for a roadworthy .. done a heap of stuff to get it ready ... the guy didn't like the wheels so I ghetto'd up some spacs I had laying around .. hopefully this time next week it won't be far off having plates on it .. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    So after a 3 year break this is finally seeing some use again. Had it stored at a friends place for about 14 months while we moved twice and built a new house for the family. Still looks pretty good but definitely needs new shock absorbers after sitting around. The project continues...... Sent from my HTC_0P6B using Tapatalk
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    Thanks Parts Fairy!!!! Japanese SARD efi fuel reg.... mmm... wanna lick it..... nice machining... Think I need one fitting from fuel pres reg to fuel rail nut... but I got no idea what size fitting it is... sure aeroflow or someone make one..... I hope.... lol And full gasket set for a Birthday later. Just waiting on Proflow filter to come.... Jack.
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    Rightio! Just been busy. Aircon arrived.. with corner missing from box and slight damage to outdoor unit.... lol. Service.... All good I think, broken plastic clip... doesnt even really show..... Anyhoo.... Aircons need slabs.... Then I thought those garden beds need lillies.... Parts Fairy dropped off one bit... 3 to go..... Bit stormy here... find installer for split after it blows over.. Jack. Sent from my GT-S7583T using Tapatalk
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    Engine bay is looking good! Just enough smoothing done in here to make it look clean but still factory Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
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    Ben made a good start on the underside of the bonnet today. I was actually Intending on going in there tomorrow and smoothing all of the factory holes out of it myself which peter and I had already discussed as it would have saved me a lot of cash but that's life. It's looking killer either way He also started on removing the battery tray and replicating the other side of the bay i started orbitiling the bay tonight, shit job not looking forward to finishing it haha Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
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    Some people are just born fucking idiots. These people are the same ones that ask about items for sale on Facebook “is this still for sale?” Well fucktard if it wasn’t still for sale the ad wouldn’t be still up would it??? The only reason I’m on Facebook is to get information and parts for my MGB. Since the average age of an MGB owner is 60+ they tend to have some literacy skills and not ask and say stupid brain dead fucking idiot retarded questions and statements. I’m thinking should I have put this in GMG. Thanks Facebook for lowering the worlds IQ.
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    extractors are on,alt wired up,starter wired,just setting the dizzy up with 10deg advanced for first start up with the factory est.
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    Son of a motherless goat! The big one on the right was a prick to shape or I'm just too tired and it involved too much thought. Sort of a twisted, curved channel.. Not a straight line anywhere and the smaller one fits in behind it.
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    Got some old wheels.... Will come up pretty good once cleaned up. Sent from my Moto G Play using Tapatalk
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    Miss Ephie is now booked to have her rego transferred to club reg!
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    Heya Bear... great minds think alike!... 2 on the fuel rail outlet and 2 on the fuel lines each end. Got it all sorted. Just be careful to check ya guage because as your fuel pressure reg wears in..... pressure will drop a few kpa. Takes an hour or so then its fine. New Sard standard reg is running well. I just cut the ball off the fuel rail and 5/16" hosed over, 2 clamps... done. The fuel filter needed a collar around it to fit the larger stock fuel filter bracket.... old stubby holder. Perfect! Took all the old stripped nuts off fuel lines and cut flares off. Heaps neater now and ute seems happier, took for a squirt. Ran code reader.. did goose test and no codes except power steering switch.... xg's dont have one. No lean or rich readings. Still got a bad lifter prob but will look at that another time. Jack. Sent from my GT-S7583T using Tapatalk
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    Yep it was the coil pack. Thanks for the tip Thom it was piss easy to do it from the top using a few extensions and removing the airbox apart from constantly burning myself on the coolant pipe lol. I had to get it done before it started pissing down. So no time to let it cool. Thanks a lot for your input guys. Cheers
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    Fixed Sent from my Moto G Play using Tapatalk
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    Quick update while I’m logged on, car has been stripped to a bare shell all suspension and lines removed. Lots of body work has been done also. Got some rust repairs left and also bough some new 1/4 panel sections.
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    Well i finally got round to connecting up the ignition wires and start telay today. Few more little bits of crap and then im kicking her in the guts.
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    This good enough? Sent from my Moto G Play using Tapatalk